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Josh Beckett and Home Runs do the Job (Red Sox vs Yankees)

Posted on 1 Sep, 2011, by in Baseball

The bats were working this time, unlike the 2-5 loss on Tuesday. Josh Beckett, like with all his games against the Yankees, was dominant, and came out on top, making it 4-0 for against their AL East rivals, with a 1.85 ERA in 5 starts against them. The Red Sox now have a 1.5 game lead. More

Sabathia Finally Manages to Win (Yankees vs Red Sox)

Posted on 31 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

CC Sabathia is 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA this season, when facing anyone but the Red Sox. Against Boston? Well, after the 5-2 win in Fenway park, making it 3-13 in the Red Sox’s favor this year (that bad, huh?). Until this win, Sabathia was 0-4 against Boston this year, with a terrible 7.40 ERA. More

A Grand Slam Record (A’s vs Yankees)

Posted on 26 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

The Boston Red Sox might lead the AL East, might be topping most power raknings around the web, but after the New York Yankees became the first team in MLB history to hit three Grand Slam home runs in a single game, beating the Oakland Athletics 22-9, well, you gotta be a bit intimidated. And Alex Rodriguez is back, altought still in trouble with the league. More

600 Home Runs Club

Posted on 16 Aug, 2011, by in Featured

Jim Thome became the eighth player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs – knocking two out of the park to opposite field for the Twins in their 9-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. In honor of his achievement, the first to reach 600 since Alex Rodriguez did just over a year ago, here are all the players to reach and pass this milestone. More

Dan Uggla Hitting Streak Ends at 33 (Cubs vs Braves)

Posted on 15 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

Dan Uggla is the latest player in the DiMaggio chase who falls short. It seemed he had a few more games to this streak in him – Uggla was hotter during the last week than this whole season and hitting streak, boming home runs and finally getting some multiple hit games. Alas, the longest hitting streak in the Majors in five years is now over. More

Dan Uggla’s Extends Hitting Streak to 33 (Braves vs Cubs)

Posted on 14 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

Dan Uggla continued to be red hot, extending his hitting streak to 33 and adding a home run, his 27th of the year, a shared third sport in the NL, one less than Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman. The Atlanta Braves, however, weren’t fortunate enough to continue their winning streak, losing 8-4 to the Chicago Cubs after five straight wins. More

Dan Uggla Gets to 32 With Style (Braves vs Cubs)

Posted on 13 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

Dan Uggla’s hitting streak just gets better and better. It’s not that he’s reached 32. After getting 3 hits to cap off the sweep in the Marlins series, Uggla homered twice against Carlos Zambrano yesterday, reaching 26 this season, as the Atlanta Braves opened their series against the Chicago Cubs with a 10-4 win in Turner Field. More

Dan Uggla and His Hitting Streak? 31 and Still Going (Braves vs Marlins)

Posted on 11 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

Dan Uggla didn’t just get another hit to extend his hitting streak to 31, the longest in the Majors since Chase Utley’s 36 in 2006. He hit 3-5 with 2 RBIs as the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 6-2, completing a series sweep in Miami, improving to 69-49 and keeping their firm grip of the Wild Card spot in the NL. More

Dan Uggla’s Hitting Streak Reaches 30 (Braves vs Marlins)

Posted on 10 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

Dan Uggla didn’t help his batting average or the rest of those numbers on another ugly hitting night. One for six, striking out twice, leaving 5 on base. Still, his hit in the fifth drew more cheers from the dugout than Martin Prado’s go ahead single in the 11th inning, giving the Braves (68-49) a 4-3 over the Florida Marlins, their second straight win against them before the series ends today. More

Dan Uggla, the Streak, and His Place in History

Posted on 9 Aug, 2011, by in Baseball

Dan Uggla, probably the worst hitter in the Majors during the first three months of the season. Since July 5? A 29 game hitting streak. More